PKN Bergen


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This is a presentation of the what/where/why's about PechaKucha. I am trying to join forces with some great organisations to set up PKN in Bergen. If you are interested, email me:

I will just highlight that much of the copy was edited from the PKN's FAQ page - as this explains perfectly what it is.

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PKN Bergen

  1. 1. PKn Bergen In partnership with
  2. 2. HvA er DeT? PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images forward automatically and you talk along to the images.
  3. 3. HveM oPPfAnT forMATeT? The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (pictured left) of Klein Dytham architecture. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in their gallery, lounge, bar, club, creative kitchen SuperDeluxe in February 2003 Klein Dytham architecture still organize and support the global PechaKucha Night network and organise PechaKucha Night Tokyo.
  4. 4. HvA er PeCHAKUCHA nIgHTs? PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps - just about anything really, in the PechaKucha 20x20 format.
  5. 5. Hvorfor HAr PeCHAKUCHA nIgHTs gåTT vIrAL gLoBALT? With PechaKucha Nights now happening in over 230 cities around the world they have discovered that most cities - not just Tokyo have virtually no public spaces where people can show and share their work in relaxed way. If you have just graduated from college and finished your first project in the real world - where can you show it? It probably won’t get into a magazine, you don’t have enough photos for a gallery show or a lecture - but PechaKucha 20x20 is the perfect platform to show and share your work.
  6. 6. Hvor er PeCHAKUCHA nIgHTs HoLDT? PechaKucha Nights are mostly held in fun spaces with a bar similar to the home of PechaKucha Night - SuperDeluxe - which is a space for ‘thinking and drinking’. To date PechaKucha Nights have been held in bars, restaurants, clubs, beer gardens, homes, studios, universities, churches, prisons (disused), beaches, swimming pools even a quarry! Pecha Kucha Night in Stockholm, Sweden.
  7. 7. HveM KAn PresenTere? Anyone can present - this is the beauty of PechaKucha Nights. Astrid’s daughter presented when she was 5 (about her artwork and Mark’s mother presented when she was 69 (about her elaborate wedding cake creations). When I presented my own PK in Tokyo in 2005 I presented a introduction to the Steve Price brand - likes, dislikes, and things I’ve learned. This culminated with a photograph of me sunburnt, naked in a bath. Pecha Kucha Night in Sofia, Bulgaria.
  8. 8. HvA KAn foLK TILsTeDe? The key to a great presentation is to present something you love. Most people use PechaKucha Night to present their latest creative projects or work. Some people share their passion and show their prized collections of Nana Mouskuri records, other share photos of their latest site visit to a construction site or their recent holiday snaps. We always recommend people go and see a PechaKucha Night before they apply to present to get a good feel of what it is all about. PechaKucha night at Chalkwell Park, 14th July, 2009.
  9. 9. HvA gJØr en goD PeCHAKUCHA? Good PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected, unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or a trip. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different making each PechaKucha Night like ‘a box of chocolates’. PechaKucha Paris Vol.6 29th September 2008.
  10. 10. HveM KJØrer PeCHAKUCHA nIgHTs? Each PechaKucha Night is run by a city organizer. Well, they are more like stewards really who look after the PechaKucha spirit in each city, in this instance it would be me, Steve Price. All PKN organizers must have a regular day job and they run PechaKucha Nights only for the inspiration, love and fun of it. They mostly come from the creative fields. The PKN organizer is usually supported by a big team of volunteers in putting on a PechaKucha Night and the more helping hands come together the better. The global PechaKucha Network is organized and supported by Klein Dytham architecture. Pecha Kucha Paris Vol.6 29th September 2008.
  11. 11. HvorDAn KAn ve HoLDe en PeCHAKUCHA nIgHT? The people that founded PechaKucha do not invite people, people ask them. They only planned it as a one off event, people asked to run it again - and again. I have asked and apart from the small PechaKucha evening that I organised in 2008 here in Bergen there does not appear to be one in Bergen. I have contacted PechaKucha and am in the process of going through their approval process. The main criteria that usually needs to met is the team that help organise; so people to help run the night, manage the promotion, database access to get a good audience and people to help film, record and organise speakers on the night. Which is why I am approaching you as a potential partner. PechaKucha Night Bergen. October, 2008, Kafe Knøderen.
  12. 12. HvA er en PeCHAKUCHA nIgHT HAnDsHAKe AvTALen? They have a very simple ‘Handshake agreement’ with each city basically to ensure there is only one event series per city and people are not treading in one another toes or pulling the rug out from under there feet. PechaKucha Nights take quite a bit of organizing and the more networks the better so we think it is better for cities to focus on one event. We run an event every month in Tokyo and believe us it is quite an undertaking! The handshake agreements are free, and renewed each year. Cities must organize a minimum of 4 events a year to qualify as an active city. I am proposing a bi-monthly event. If we can gain funding from the Bergen Kommune to help pay for the organising that would be a massive help. PechaKucha Night Denver volume 7. October 20, 2009, Buntport Theater.
  13. 13. Hvorfor Bergen? Hvorfor nå? Hvorfor oss? Because Bergen is full of creative There is currently no PechaKucha You have the contacts, the knowledge and network talent from designers, to artists, to here and it is a brilliant platform to to help make this happen. musicians, performers and actors. showcase new talent and to get I have the desire and passion to run (with you if you another social platform for like- like) the event on a regular, bi-monthly basis. Helping minded people to meet-up. to showcase the breadth of talent here in Bergen. This is a great opportunity for us to create another, but new platform to promote creativity. I have just moved to Bergen and I would like to get to know more creative, like-minded people, and participate in the scene I see this as a great way to do this. I am prepared to host a regular, bi-monthly event that is fun, entertaining, insightful and is just a opportunity to socialise, not to mention the promotion of new talent, and live music. With your support and partnership I believe we can work together to make this happen. PechaKucha Night Bergen. October, 2008, Kafe Knøderen.